Ward Dorrance

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-30-1904

Died: 09-16-1996

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

DORRANCE, WARD ALLISON:  Appointed for creative writing in the field of the novel; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1940.

Born April 30, 1904, at Jefferson City, Missouri.  Education:  University of Missouri, A.B., 1925, M.A., 1928, Ph.D., 1935; Sorbonne, 1930; Columbia University, Summer, 1931.

Instructor in French, 1926–29, 1931–36, Assistant Professor, 1937—, University of Missouri.

Publications:  Three Ozark Streams, 1937; We’re from Missouri, 1938; Where Rivers Meet, 1939. Contributor to University of Missouri Studies.